Halftime Report

Fortunes may be turning around for Canisius after losing four in a row. Sitting on a score of 29-22, they have looked like the better team, but there's still one more half to play.

If Canisius keeps playing like this, they'll bump their record up to 7-8 in no time. On the other hand, Siena will have to make due with a 2-13 record unless they turn things around (and fast).

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Siena Saints @ Canisius Golden Griffins

Current Records: Siena 2-12, Canisius 6-8

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After four games on the road, Canisius is heading back home. The Canisius Golden Griffins and the Siena Saints will face off in a MAAC battle at 7:00 p.m. ET on Friday at Koessler Athletic Center. Given that the pair suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this match.

Canisius fought the good fight in their overtime game against Rider on Sunday but wound up with a less-than-desirable result. They fell just short of the Broncs by a score of 79-76.

Meanwhile, Siena's recent rough patch got a bit rougher on Friday after their seventh straight loss. They found themselves the reluctant recipients of a 93-69 punch to the gut against the Stags. The final score was a far cry from the score of their previous head-to-head, which saw the teams combine for 114 points.

The Golden Griffins bumped their record down to 6-8 with that defeat, which was their fifth straight on the road. As for the Saints, their defeat dropped their record down to 2-12.

This contest is shaping up to be a blowout: Canisius hasn't had any problem running up the score this season, having averaged 76.4 points per game. It's a different story for Siena, though, as they've been averaging only 60.2 points per game. The only thing between Canisius and another offensive beatdown is Siena. Will they be able to keep them contained?

Looking ahead, Canisius is the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by 10.5 points. For those looking to play the spread, keep Canisius' opponent in mind: they have a solid 8-2 record against the spread vs Siena over their last ten matchups.


Canisius is a big 10.5-point favorite against Siena, according to the latest college basketball odds.

Bettors have moved against the Golden Griffins slightly, as the game opened with the Golden Griffins as a 12.5-point favorite.

The over/under is set at 142 points.

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Series History

Canisius has won 6 out of their last 10 games against Siena.

  • Jan 15, 2023 - Canisius 66 vs. Siena 62
  • Dec 02, 2022 - Siena 74 vs. Canisius 70
  • Mar 05, 2022 - Canisius 67 vs. Siena 64
  • Feb 01, 2022 - Siena 73 vs. Canisius 65
  • Mar 05, 2021 - Canisius 76 vs. Siena 75
  • Mar 04, 2021 - Siena 73 vs. Canisius 66
  • Jan 17, 2020 - Canisius 73 vs. Siena 63
  • Dec 23, 2019 - Siena 73 vs. Canisius 72
  • Mar 01, 2019 - Canisius 68 vs. Siena 62
  • Jan 05, 2019 - Canisius 70 vs. Siena 66